Bulldogs 2020-21 Season FAQ

Is the Bulldogs office open?


The Bulldogs office remains temporarily closed.  We are checking voicemails and responding to emails as we continue to work remotely.  We will return to the office as soon it is safe to do so.


Is the 2019-2020 Season cancelled?


Yes, on Mar 23, 2020 CHL President Dan MacKenzie and Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison made the difficult decision to cancel the OHL, QMJHL, and WHL playoffs, and along with the support of Kia Canada as the presenting sponsor, to cancel the 2020 Memorial Cup which was scheduled to be held in Kelowna, B.C., May 22-31, 2020.


I purchased tickets to Bulldogs home games on March 14 and/or March 15. What should I do?


All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster or the FirstOntario box office were refunded.  If you have not yet received a refund for your tickets, please contact the Bulldogs office at 905-529-8500 x202 and a Bulldogs representative will get back to you as soon as possible.  You can also send an email to

Season ticket and flex pack holders have the option to carry a credit into the 2020-21 season.  If you are a season ticket holder that has not received a refund, please email

If you have remaining flex tickets, they will be accepted at the start of the 20-21 season.  More information to follow and refunds are available.



2020-21 OHL Season

Will the 2020-21 season start in September as per normal?

In a statement from the OHL on August 5th, the league announced that it is planning to return to play on December 1, 2020, subject to ensuring that the players, fans, staff and community are able to play and attend games safely. Over the next four months the League will continue to work with government and health agencies to finalize outstanding issues such as safe attendance at venues and cross border travel for teams and players. “We are looking forward to getting back to playing hockey, but are committed to ensuring that we do so in a manner that is safe and healthy for our players, officials, families, billets, teams, staff, fans and the community,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “Players will remain at home until the season resumes and teams will work closely with them on both their academic studies and overseeing their on and off-ice development. In addition, the League will liaise with our facilities to ensure that our venues are safe for our return to play.”The season will include a 64-game schedule and a 16-team playoff format. The regular season is scheduled to end on Thursday April 29, 2021.  The 102nd Memorial Cup presented by Kia is scheduled to be played June 17-27, 2021 and will be hosted by either the Oshawa Generals or Soo Greyhounds.

Am I still able to renew my season tickets for next season?

Yes, we are accepting 2020-2021 season ticket renewals.   We have updated our payment plan if you would like to get more information please email

Is my seat location guaranteed for the 2020-21 season?

At this point we have not made any changes to our seating map.  Prior to the season starting, we will review our seat holder map to ensure our allocation is consistent with social distancing protocols at that time.  With the size of our facility we do feel confident that we can offer all our season seat holders a great view under the update health guidelines.

If I purchase season tickets, can I get a refund if the season is shortened?

Yes, refunds will be given for any game that is not played during the 20-21 season.

When will the Arena re-open?

The Bulldogs are assisting Spectra facility operators of the Core Entertainment Venues on their detailed re-opening plan.   Core is in communication with local Government officials on guidelines and procedures to re-open safely.  The safety and wellbeing of our fans, players, billets, staff and community partners are our top priority.

Where can I find information about other events at FirstOntario Centre?

Core Entertainment will provide updates on any upcoming events at FirstOntario Centre on their channels:

Additional Questions?

Contact the Hamilton Bulldogs via any of the below options:

Phone: 905-529-8500
Instagram: @bulldogsohl
Twitter: @bulldogsohl
Facebook: /HamiltonBulldogs

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following public health authority websites:

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) –

Ontario Ministry of Health –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –